From the reviews:
"The purpose is to provide a practical and integrative view of the application of pharmacogenomics to personalized medicine. … the information is valuable for scientists in academic, industrial, and healthcare areas who are striving to transform the current practice of medicine into personalized medicine. … this one provides the most comprehensive discussion on how to apply pharmacogenomics to attain greater success in bringing personalized medicine to clinical practice." (Xiaobo Zhong, Doody’s Review Service, January, 2009)
From the Back Cover
With all of the multitude of challenges facing the pharmaceutical research and development process, the industry is actively exploring the relationships between human genetics and drug responsiveness, susceptibility to disease and disease severity. In Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine, leading experts from the pharmaceutical industry, the scientific community and the government provide guidance for conducting pharmacogenomic research from discovery to the market, while also presenting a realistic perspective on the challenges, practicalities and obstacles in its application. Focusing on DNA data and associated analytical methodologies this volume includes a wide array of vital, cutting-edge research.
Comprehensive and timely, Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine will assist novice and experienced investigators alike in the understanding of the current scientific challenges in applying pharmacogenomics to drug discovery and clinical development.